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ACAVA awarded Mayor of London’s emergency support funding

We are thrilled to announce that ACAVA is amongst 82 creative studios in London awarded funding by the Mayor of London’s Creative Workspace Resilience Fund and the Creative Land Trust, designed to help studios who are suffering the most from the near shut-down of the culture and creative industries.

The award of this funding secures the continuation of the ACAVA COVID-19 Hardship Fund, set up at the beginning of the lockdown to offer financial support to ACAVA studio holders hardest hit by the social and economic consequences of the pandemic. You can find more information about our hardship fund here.

We are extremely grateful for this support and would like to thank the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority for protecting the continuation of studio provision in London.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The devastating impact of COVID-19 means London’s unparalleled culture and creative industries need our support now, more than ever. These artists make a significant contribution to our economy and life in our capital, but they have seen their income diminished by the near total shutdown of their industries. I’m delighted that through our Fund we are helping to ensure that thousands of our talented artists still have a place to work, so that they can play their part in our city’s recovery.”

Over £1.6m has been distributed through the Mayor of London’s Creative Workspace Resilience Fund to support creative studios across London, supporting nearly 11,500 creatives in 18 boroughs. With 80% of organisations funded being led by women, people from a BAME background, the LGBTQ+ Community, or people with disabilities. You can read the full list of recipients on the Creative Land Trust's website here.

 

Supported through the Mayor of London’s Creative Workspace Resilience Fund and the Creative Land Trust.